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Look back at how the live action unfolded as the Springboks took on the British & Irish Lions in the first Test at the Cape Town Stadium.
Player features, profiles and team lineups are all packed into the official match-day programme for the first Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening. (more…)
No 8 Jack Conan, who was a surprise inclusion in the British & Irish Lions lineup for the first Test, says it was “surreal” hearing his name called out as a starter against world champion Springboks on Saturday.
In the wake of several positive Covid-19 tests in the Springboks’ squad, a New Zealand rugby scribe says “bad karma seems to be lurking around the Springboks” since they withdrew from the 2020 Rugby Championship.
Alun Wyn Jones completed his remarkable comeback from injury in the British & Irish Lions’ 49-3 win over the Stormers on Saturday, but it was young flyhalf Marcus Smith who was the star of the show in Cape Town.